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Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth II : The First Variant Version: A Critical Edition - Neil Wright

Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth II

The First Variant Version: A Critical Edition

By: Neil Wright (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1988
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A critical edition based on the eight known First Variant manuscripts, the prime source of Wace's Roman de Brut. Geoffrey's `history' of the British from their first colonisation of the island under Brutus to the late 7th century AD was one of the most influential works of the 12th century, and introduced to a wider audience central figures in English literature, including King Arthur and King Lear. `Wright's long introduction is a model of meticulousness and thoroughness...a fine study and edition...In a previous review I called Wright's edition of the vulgate text ``an auspicious beginning'' to a series that promised to become the standard scholarly treatment of Geoffrey's Historia...That promise is being kept.' Lister M. Matheson, SPECULUM April 1991 A critical edition based on the eight known First Variant manuscripts, the prime source of Wace's Roman de Brut. Geoffrey's `history' of the British from thier first colonisation of the island under Brutus to the late 7th century AD was one of the most influential works of the 12th century, and introduced to a wider audience central figures in English literature, including King Arthur and King Lear.

`Wright's long introduction is a model of meticulousness and thoroughness...a fine study and edition...In a previous review I called Wright's edition of the vulgate text ``an auspicious beginning'' to a series that promised to become the standard scholarly treatment of Geoffrey's Historia...That promise is being kept.' Lister M. Matheson, SPECULUM April 1991 Needed to be done...a good, careful text. PERITIA

ISBN: 9780859912129
ISBN-10: 0859912124
Series: Historia Regum Britannie : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 1st December 1988
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61